Cherry Class (Year 1/2)

Welcome to Cherry Class

Hello Children,

Welcome to an exciting new year! I can’t wait to see you in September! Our topic is ‘Water, Water,’ so we will be learning about artists, explorers, doing investigations and learning lots about the world around us, both near and far. I hope you are looking forward to our journey as much as I am!

Mrs Marsden is your TA and when I am out of class on Tuesday morning Mrs Towers will be teaching you. Our PE day is on Thursday, so it is an opportunity to get out in the fresh air and be healthy!







We are going back to changing books daily, so please remember to bring in your book bags. Reading at home really supports learning in school, so try to read when you get the books if you can.

If you want more opportunities to read you can access books on It is free to access Ebooks appropriate to your child’s level or age. You just need to create a user name and password.




We will continue on our focus of building up the children’s phonics and spelling to plug any gaps from over the last two years. We will be using the book ‘How to Find Gold’ to do some writing about characters, learn about adjectives and how to tell a story. We will be learning a poem about the sea and we will learn about non-fiction texts, which we will use to help us find out about Arctic explorers and to write our own information text.


In Maths we will be looking at the place value, ordering and sorting numbers as well as starting work on methods of addition and subtraction. We will start by learning our 2 times table and then move onto our 10 times table. 


We will be learning about materials and their properties. We will be doing investigations around floating and sinking and learning about the significant scientist McIntosh, who developed waterproof fabric.


The children will be learning how to use direction keys and give directions using Purple Mash.


We will be learning about God and Creation and the Jewish festival of Sukkot.


The children will learn about the continents and oceans of the world, they will use Atlases, learn compass points and give directions.


The children will learn about Christopher Columbus and Ernest Shackleton.


The children are learning fundamental movement skills, which include running and jumping and throwing and catching. 


The children will be  learning how to decorate and join fabric in different ways. They will design a fish for Anna that would be in the sea in the storybook ‘How to Find Gold.’


The children will learn about the artists and techniques used by Monet, Hokusai and Van Gogh.


The children will be learning about ‘Living in the Wider World,’ and rules, rights and responsibilities.

Reflection and Well-Being

I am leaving the link below so that you can have access to help you address worries that come up due to the pandemic. Please choose what suits your child and situation.



Online Safety

Please stay safe and happy. There are links at the bottom of the page about keeping safe online and children please remember what KS says in school.

Useful Websites

Please click the links below for useful phonic sound mats.

Phase 1 Alphabet Mat Phase 2 Sound Mat Phase 3 Sound Mat Phase 4 Sound Mats Phase 5 Sound Mat

Please click below to find the high frequency words for each phonics phase.

t-l-90101-phase-2-to-5-high-frequency-words-word-mat-_ver_4 – There are free phonics games on this website


Maths games – – Maths games and information

Topic – Topic videos and information

Exercise and fun –

Internet Safety